Two groups of armed men and a woman, suspected to be hired assassins recently visited the Abuja home of Dapo Olorunyomi, Chief of Staff to Nuhu Ribadu, Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Com-mission (EFCC).
A statement issued by the commission’s spokesman, Mr. Osita Nwaja said the first group called at Olorunyomi’s home at about 8.30p.m, and made attempts at forced entry, as no one was at home at the time.
Neighbours, who related the events to security agents probing the visit, said the four heavily armed men and a woman who were looking for Olorunyomi, visited under the cover of general power outage and waited for approximately 20 minutes before speeding off.
However, the statement said their conversations as told to investigators indicate that the suspected hired killers were specifically on a mission to get Olorunyomi, failing which they were to go for his family. Indications are also that prior to the visit, they had been monitoring his movements and that of his family for sometime.
“When it was apparent that they could not get their target, the suspected killers left. A few minutes later, another group visited, parked some distance away to monitor the house for some minutes, before driving right up to the front gates.”
However, when concerned neighbours alerted security operatives, the armed gang sped away without disembarking.
“The apparent threat is yet another in the long list of despicable attempts aimed at intimidating the Commission. However, EFCC will not be cowed into submission by those who feel threatened by its unwavering commitment to enforce its mandate to rid Nigeria of all forms of economic and financial crimes,” a release signed by Osita Nwajah, Head, Media and Publicity said.